Jack Be Nimble DVD

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Jack Be Nimble - 1993




Essential Productions Ltd. - 93 min.
DVD UPC # 014381559828, 8432593000280

Cast: Alex Arquette, Sarah Smuts-Kennedy,Bruno Lawrence, Tony Barry, Elizabeth Hawthorne.
Writer: Garth Maxwell; Photography: Donald Duncan, Chris Neal, Grant Major; Original Music: Chris Neal; Special Effects: Kevin Chisnall; Editor: John Gilbert; Director: Garth Maxwell.

Two children are abandoned by their mentally ill mother. Doris goes to a good home, but she is psychic and the other children find her strange. Jack is adopted by an impossibly cruel farming family. Doris uses her powers to search for Jack, who has invented a machine with which he can hypnotise people and has induced his adoptive parents to commit suicide. Doris becomes pregnant to Terry, her boyfriend, who is also psychic. Doris and Jack go on a search for their natural parents - with tragic results.

Censor Rating: M -- Review Rating: B-

Jack Be Nimble
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AVAILABILITY OF COPIES

New R0 PAL DVD copies can be purchased from NZ sources for under $15nz. Expect to pay about $10us for new NTSC VHS copy, about 20# for new PAL VHS copy. Now that the R1 DVD is OOP, new R1 ntsc copies are selling for $50us or more. It is presented 1.33:1 with dolby digital 3.1 surround sound. There are no extras. There is a Spanish PAL R0 version with the original English language track selling for about $17us.

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REVIEWS

Reviews at Letterboxd.com

Scary Minds Review

Dominic Corry Review at NZ Herald

Moria Review

MRQE Reviews (4 articles)

Mondo Digital Review

Four Word Film Review

All Movie Guide Review

"How should we react to this grisly yarn? A shoulder shrug is one answer, for the talented young writer and director changes moods so many times, from horror comedy to eerie fairytale, from arty artifact to commercial bloodbath. Yet if the pieces never bind together, Maxwell still gives us much to ponder (family bonds, the beast within) and builds his jigsaw with visual flourishes that stop just short of the show- off stunts of so many first films" - (Geoff Brown, The Times, February 3, 1994)

OFFLINE REVIEW SOURCES

Dominion, Feb.28, 1994
Guardian weekly, v.150no.7(Feb.13 1994)
Listener, v.141no.2799(No0v.27 1993)
Metro, no.150(Dec.1993)
Brian McDonnell North & South Review (December 1993) - For details or copies contact Kakapo Books
Quote, unquote, no.6(Nov.1993)
Sight and sound, v.4.issue2(Feb.1994)



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Dominic Corry: Kiwi cinema at its twisted best - Comments and Interview with Garth Maxwell

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AWARDS

1993 - Fantasporto - Best Actress: Sarah Smuts-Kennedy; Best Screenplay.





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